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think there's a very important part of this, the obama administration probably can't bring itself to deal with. an obama immigration plan is not going to pass the house. >> he needs a rubio/obama plan. >> i'm just saying just from a bush social security plan after '04 was dped because it was the bush social security plan so if you want legislation. >> will a rubio immigration plan pass the house. >> no, but i think a rubio -- the house republicans and house democrats have been meeting on immigration. i mean i think there will be a house immigration bill that has a very substantial support that boehner and can'ter and others will be supporting and i think that negotiated with a senate immigration bill that has to have bipartisan support could actually get to the prosecutor he's desk. but an obama plan led and driven by obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility i think is very hard to imagine that bill -- that his bill will pass the house. >> newt brings up the really interesting leadership conundrum of obama. you h
a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> after obama's appeal on guns, immigration and the minimum wage, how will republicans respond? we'll ask congressman paul ryan here live only on "this week." plus, how is president obama going to get any of this out of congress? white house chief of staff, denis mcdonough, is here. then -- >> the debate time for senator hagel is not yet over. >> hagel on hold and -- >> straight out. >> was this really a big deal? >> don't worry, senator rubio, nobody noticed that you gave a speech. [ laughter ] >> our powerhouse roundtable takes on all the week's politics. george will, democratic congressman joaquin castro, former speaker of the house newt gingrich, ruth marcus from "the washington post" and former romney adviser, stuart stevens. >> hello again. george is off today. it's great to have you with us. in a "this week" exclusive congressman paul ryan is standing by to join us live, but first a major political story breaking overnight. a new report from "usa today" with what the paper says is a draft of the white house immigration p
are almost better off in the republican party being endorsed by barack obama than karl rove. he is the reverse midas." now, i might note, by the way, that karl rove has recently called you one of the most remarkable talents in america. but putting that aside, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing to have a, you know, big washington power broker trying to get in there and meddle in republican primaries? >> you know what, jon, i don't even pay attention to this stuff. i'm too busy trying to do my job and i'm too busy trying to put together a budget that balances to create opportunity, to get bipartisan immigration reform. i really don't pay attention to this so i have no thoughts on the matter whatsoever. >> no thoughts whatsoever. okay, before you go, you know i have to ask you about your future. there was an article in politico by my friends mike allen and jim vandehei about your political future saying you are less inclined to run for president. and this quote caught my eye "paul will never say he's not running for president because the constant speculation carries t
. >> the bottom line is this, people, we got a lot of work to do. >> president obama takes the stage. how will congress respond? >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've had enough of it. >> plus -- >> please remove that woman. >> -- drone war drama. a new civil war in the gop. ♪ california >> and when have you heard presidential prospects talk like this? >> they were probably more insightful. >> i'm probably the healthiest fat guy you've seen in your life. >> we take on all the week's politics right now. >>> hello again. here in the northeast, we are still digging out from that massive blizzard. new york, spared the worst. more than three feet in parts of connecticut and massachusetts. 40 million people affected. over 350,000 homes without power. abc news will keep an eye on that all day long, and right here we're grateful that everyone on the powerhouse roundtable able to make it in. planes, trains and aubs through the storm. we have a packed week of politics around the table. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl, republican strategist nicolle wallace,
obama deputy campaing manager stephanie cutter, both white house veterans and from the congress representative tom cole and keith ellison, democrat of minnesota. let's get right to you, jon karl. you've been digging into the white house. what are their plans for the state of the union? >> the white house, the president wants to see this, the headline coming out of the speech as it was about jobs and the economy. that's going to be the focus here. they're a little stung by some of the criticism of the inaugural for not focusing on jobs. >> of course. >> they would argue it's not fair, but that's -- so this is going to have new initiatives on infrastructure, on education, on clean energy, and it's going to be all about the middle class expanding the middle class and a big warning on this, the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go in effect on march 1st. >> i do want to talk about that. that sequester across-the-board spending cuts. how about the tone? one of the things we've seen from the president since his re-election since is fairly confrontational across the board.
of univision, congressman lou barletta and abc's matthew dowd. >>> hello again. president obama says that our headliner has the toughest job in washington. top republicans complain that he makes it harder than he needs to be, and no single senator will have more influence over the president's agenda than harry reid, who we met for in the capitol on friday for this exclusive interview. he was feisty and confident, especially on this week's top issue, immigration reform. >> it has to get done. we have to work hard to get it done. it's really easy to write principles, to write legislation, much harder, and once we write the legislation, we have to get it passed, but i think things are looking really good. they're looking good for a number of reason, the right thing to do and, number two, the republicans can no longer stop this. they've tried it and it hasn't worked. look at what they tried to do to me a couple of years ago, look at what they tried to do with the president just this last time, and it just didn't work. >> but it still seems there will be a big sticking point, the biggest, i see, t
amendment, which failed and which killed immigration reform, was voted down by democrats, barack obama among them, barbara boxer of california, a state that desperately needs a guest worker program, why, because organized labor was against it. i also am very optimistic about this bill. it is carefully crafted to acknowledge that we have to deal with the people who are here today, but also that we have to actually reform our legal immigration system so that we have a guest worker program that works, so that we have border security, so that we don't have 16 different visa programs and many of the people who are here illegally have overstayed their visas, in other words, we have a host of problems that have to be solved. this gang of eight bill i think is a first step towards solving them. what i hope, what i hope is that while it's easy to always blame the republicans, i hope that the democrats and organized labor will not push their opposition to a guest worker program so far that they kill the whole deal because they did it last time. >> let me say something. it is amazing that the border is
from the cuts. president obama warned of dire consequences yesterday. >> the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the persian gulf. affecting our ability to respond to threats in an unstable part of the world. just this week, the pentagon announced that, if these cuts go through, almost 800,000 defense employees, the equivalent of every person in miami and cleveland combined, will be forced to take an unpaid leave. >> and with that, let's take the debate to our first roundtable. headlined be i the chairman of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers of michigan. lead democrat on the house foreign affairs committee eric engel and our own george will and christiane amanpour. >> the impact on the national security, there is no doubt. there's some misnomers. only 2 cents on the dollar over the whole federal budget. that's in seven months and highlighted, put at least most of the burden on the defense department. that's going to have an impact. that's a 13% cut. the best way to get through this, i mean, we can point fingers. the be
in office, president obama secretly ordered sophisticated attacks of computer attacks that ran iran's nuclear enrichment facilities. we have participated in cyber sabotage. >> that's what the chinese are saying. >> and it turns out, what if china is thinking, we can compete with the united states or maybe we can just learn how to disable the massive infrastructure of our potential ally or adversary? >> this is an important difference. the united states does not participate, use its military intelligence services for economic espionage, we do not do that. it's prohibited. now, we -- to say as the chair of the intelligence mitt tee, it would be crazy to say that we don't participate in espionage. it's a long-standing tradition between nations. but this is very, very different. >> i think this gets to a fundamental relationship with the chinese. i think we have to make it very clear to them, that this cannot be business as usual. if they're going to continue to do this, there's a price to pay. i was just in beijing with the chairman of the foreign affairs committee. we raised this with
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